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Title: Numerical investigation of the influence of the suction-elbow on the inlet flow of a storage pump
Published In: Scientific Bulletin of the Politehnica University of Timisoara Transactions on Mechanics, Tom 51(65), Fascicola 3, Special issue, 2nd Workshop on Vortex Dominated Flows Bucharest, Romania, pp. 31-36
Description: This paper presents the numerical investigation of the 3D flow in the impeller and the suction-elbow of a storage pump by using commercial code FLUENT 6.0. In pumps with suction-elbows of complex shape the interaction of the flow between the suction-elbow and the impeller is of great importance. The turn of the flow in the bend of the suction-elbow gives rise to a considerable variation of the flow at impeller inlet. Modern coupled computations of both suction-elbow and impeller take these effects into consideration. First the investigated centrifugal pump is described, then the equations that governs the flow and the boundary conditions imposed and in the end the results of the flow simulation.
ISSN:ISSN 1224-6077
Publication year: 2006
Keywords:storage pump, mixing interface method, turbulent flow
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Authors: STUPARU Adrian , MUNTEAN Sebastian , BALINT Daniel , ANTON Liviu Eugen , BAYA Alexandru ,
Type: National Journal Article
Laboratory: Numerical Simulation and Parallel Computing Laboratory
Institution: UPT